Ship Histories

Select from the list below to view ship data and historical facts of past RAN vessels.

We apologise if a ship you are particularly interested in is not on this list. Our Naval History Section continues to work on updating this list, however researching each individual ship history is an involved process that entails reviewing monthly Reports of Proceedings and official logs for each year of a ship's commission. Often this material can span a period of greater than 20 years and it takes considerable time to review it and author an accurate history suitable for publication. Your patience in this matter is appreciated.

Namesort descending Pennant Commissioned Decommissioned/Lost
HMAS Wollongong (I) J172 23 October 1941 11 February 1946
HMAS Wollongong (II) P206 28 November 1981 11 February 2006
HMAS Woomera 20 February 1946 11 October 1960
HMAS Wyatt Earp 17 November 1947 January 1959
HMAS Yandra FY91 22 September 1940 25 March 1946
HMAS Yarra (I) D79 10 September 1910 30 September 1929
HMAS Yarra (II) U77 21 January 1936 4 March 1942
HMAS Yarra (III) DE 45 27 July 1961 22 November 1985